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20110804

10:24 : GBBF day 2 - Sabbatical Day 5
Turned up early for day 2 of the GBBF so I could stand in the ticket holders queue to make sure at least one of us got in early to grab a table. Which we successfully did and managed to hold on to it for the rest of the day.

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Beers drunk: 20
Beers Tasted: 45
Texts from work: 2
Calls from previous company: 1

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20110803

10:01 : GBBF day 1 - Sabbatical day 4
The forth day of my sabbatical was the first day of the gbbf. As a season ticket holder (the next few days posts might get quite repetitive) I can get into the trade session on Tuesday afternoon to get a head start on every one else.

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As is usual I started with a half of HSB and carried on from there.
In total I drank 20 halves and had a taste of the Fuller's Brewers Reserve No. 3 which wasn't really my thing.
The best beer I had was the Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild. I hope to keep untappd up to date with the beers I'm drinking.

I also ate 2 bags of pork scratchings but didnt find any hairy ones yet.

I resisted the urge to play any of the games to win stuff I don't need.

I had 9 texts from work.

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20110802

10:26 : Sabbatical Days -1 to 3
So I started my 4 month sabbatical on Saturday after a heavy nights drinking with work on the friday night in the Tower Bridge Draft House.

On the Saturday we had a house warming/going away party which went fine although we now have far too many bread rolls in the freezer.We almost failed with the BBQ but in the end we managed to burn some meat. One of the youngest guests found the novelty or running round inside and out through the kitchen and living room to be most entertaining. [personal profile] kake's lego was got out and played with which is always good.

Sunday I spent shopping and finally found a useful piece of luggage for my trip its a Megadecker supposedly.I also bought some elastic so [personal profile] kake can fix my shorts so they stay up instead of fashionably showing my underwear. We also ate lots more meat and rolls.

On Monday morning I finally dealt with the bills for the old flat and the new house. Now all I need to do is a few change of addresses for my cards and stuff.

For lunch I ate the last of the leftover cooked food from the bbq. There is still plenty of uncooked stuff left in the freezer though.

Monday afternoon and evening [personal profile] kake and I did a pub crawl round Wallingtonand Carshalton.

Much tasty beer was drunk especially in the Hope it was a good warm up for the GBBF the rest of the week.

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Whilst out I had one sms from work.

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20110614

21:37 : bob's world tour
Im sure I've bored lots of you about this already. This year I will be circumnavigating the Globe for 4 months. 2 months of which will be for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Today I finalised the flights I will be taking so now know what my Itinerary will be.

August

7th-11th Boston
11th-16th Nashville visiting Adam and Beth
16th-22nd Reno for Renovation
22nd-26th Las Vegas
26th-2nd San Francisco

September

2nd-5th Los Angeles
5th-7th the pacific while losing a day.

September 7th - October 25th New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup. I have tickets for every match England can play in.

October

25th-29th Sydney
29th-7th Singapore

November

7th-13th Kuala Lumpur
13th-18th Ho Chi Minh City
18th-23rd Bangkok
23rd-30th Hong Kong
30th -> London

So now I'm looking for tips on where to stay(or indeed offers of crash space), what to see and where to eat.

Of course Im also open to offers for meeting up for drinks while Im passing through your area. Im always up for drinks. hmmm tasty beer.
Which is why for the first week of August I will mostly be at the GBBF. Just to make sure I've drunk enough real ale to keep me going until I get back :).

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17:51 : Im now officially old
Today, we finally exchanged contracts on the house I made an offer for several months ago.

So we're moving to west croydon assuming I can find the rest of the money now :)

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20110524

12:30 : Are you a senior sysadmin?
If so, do you want a new job?
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20110501

11:18 : New Shoes!
new shoes!


Yesterday I went shoe shopping in Kenton at Wide Fit Shoes.

Ive known for a while that my feet are quite wide but most shoes shops dont carry extra width fittings so instead I have to go up sizes. So for the last 10 years or so I've been wearing size 15 shoes but could get away with size 12 sandals if the straps were long enough.

I now have shoes which actually fit my feet properly. It seems I'm a 6E width fitting and a 12 Length.

If only I had known about Wide Fit Shoes when I was 12 years old I probably wouldnt have bought shoes from anywhere else for the last 20 years or so.

So Yeah, If you have wide feet I do recommend a viist to Wide Fit Shoes.

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20110418

20:09 : almost summer!
Today I wore my shorts to work and didn't take a jacket. Therefore its almost summer. Summer is when I wear sandals.

Admittedly I could only do this because I wasn't going out in the evening. Still a bit cold at night for shorts.

No jacket did mean I had to leave my kindle at home. Perhaps I need a manbag?

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20110213

11:49 : Procrastination Pie
So after several months of procrastination I have finally posted my rules of pie to the Is it pie blog.

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20110206

18:12 : battersea beer fest
this week is the battersea beer fest. ill be there on thursday.

http://www.batterseabeerfestival.org.uk/

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